Tributes Paid To ‘Old Man Belfield’ Found Dead On UCD Campus


Tributes have been paid to a homeless man known to many as “Old Man Belfield” who sadly passed away yesterday.

University College Dublin issued a statement on their Twitter page paying tribute to the late Michael Byrne.

Michael Byrne, affectionately known as “Old Man Belfield” by students and staff, sadly passed away on Monday 11 January 2021.

“A fiercely private person, we thank those of you who quietly looked out for Michael.

“We will miss him around the campus.

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”

In a Garda Press Statement, Gardaí said that they are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body of a 71-year-old man in Belfield, Dublin 4 on Monday 11th January 2021.